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Toys “R” Us To Re-Brand As Geoffrey’s Toy Box

News came last week that the brand Toys “R” Us who filed for bankruptcy, scrapped their auction of Toys R’ Us assets during a bankruptcy court filing last Tuesday, and plan on re-branding and reviving the company, as apposed to selling it off.

They announced in a press release that Toys “R” Us and all of its subsidiary companies are being acquired by a group of investors, led by a group entitled ‘Geoffrey, LLC’. They’re being re-branded as “Geoffrey’s Toy Box.”On their Toy Show Profile they describe this new company as a:

Wholesale toy distributor and intellectual property company whose focus is on popular play patterns across trusted brands that kids and parents love. Geoffrey’s Toy Box is a fully outfitted organization with design, development and global sourcing expertise. Portfolio includes popular brands like Journey Girls, Fastlane, True Heroes, You & Me, Imaginarium, Just like Home and more!

Geoffrey’s Toy Box will launch consumer locations across the country this coming November as a “shop-within-a-shop” concept, initially partnering with “a prominent Midwest retailer.” No word yet on who that retailer might be.

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Funko Announces DC Primal Age Figures

Funko in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today announced the launch of DC Primal Age, a new line of action figure toys featuring retro-style barbarian fantasy themed Super Heroes and Super-Villains from the DC universe. The inaugural line will be available for purchase starting October 5, 2018 on amazon.com.

The first wave of the DC Primal Age branded collection will include eight, five-and-a-half-inch tall action figures, featuring the iconic DC Super Heroes and DC Super-Villains everyone knows and loves as well as two “beast rides” and a full size Batcave playset. To celebrate the launch, Funko, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Amazon will be giving away 10,000 DC: Primal Age Mr. Freeze action figures today at the 2018 New York Comic Con.  Lucky fans will be able to grab the first DC: Primal Age Mr. Freeze at one of two locations, including the Funko Booth (# SC01) and the DC Booth (# 722) at the Javits Center in New York.

“We are excited to finally unveil this new retro line of action figures that pays homage to the unique design that we all remember from the DC comic books of the seventies and eighties,” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko. “It’s been an incredible experience to bring this nostalgic spin to the iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Universe in a true Funko fashion. The new collection is a great example of our strong relationships with our licensors who trust us to deliver our own take on their popular characters. We continue to see a fantasy renaissance in consumer demand and we look forward to sharing this new concept with our fans.”

“We partnered with Funko to create a collection that would spark the nostalgia of DC fans yet give them an all new way of viewing their favorite DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains,” said Julian Montoya, senior vice president, global toys, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Then we launched the innovative toy line in a fun way to engage and excite fans, who are at the center of everything that we do.”

The ‘80s were an undeniably glorious decade for toys, and action figures in particular. The heroes were ripped and the playsets were epic. Combine that aesthetic with greatest DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and you get DC Primal Age—a brutal, barbaric world ruled by ferocious warriors. Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman and Green Lantern represent DC’s Super Heroes.

DC Super-Villains, Scarecrow, King Shark, Mr. Freeze and The Joker will stop at nothing to challenge the DC Super Heroes and wreak havoc in this strange world.

Batman rides Ace the Bathound into battle against The Joker Beast.

And all of this takes place around the iconic Batcave, a lair carved from stone and the perfect playset to round out the DC Primal Age collection. The muscles are big and the stakes are even bigger. Hoard them all.

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LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle (75251) Amazon Exclusive

Battle with Darth Vader in his fortified castle!

Set the scene for action on planet Mustafar with LEGO® Star Wars 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle! This building set of Vader’s mysterious stronghold features lots of great details, including a brick-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, and secret compartments hiding more Sith relics.

The hangar also houses a buildable TIE Advanced Fighter model with stud shooters and space to sit the Darth Vader minifigure. There’s also a bacta tank, Darth Vader’s meditation chamber with holographic communication unit, and a meeting platform at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon. As well as classic Darth Vader, the set also includes a bacta tank version of the Dark Lord, plus 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.

-Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader, Darth Vader (bacta tank), 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
-Features Darth Vader’s Castle and a buildable version of Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter. Underground hangar with mouse droid and docking station, ancient Sith shrine with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, Sith relics, secret compartments hiding a lightsaber handle and a red kyber crystal element, plus space for Vader’s TIE Advanced Fighter.
-Castle also features a side access door, opening bacta tank, a hook for Lord Vader’s cape, meditation chamber with space for a minifigure and holographic communication unit, plus a circular meeting area at the top with a defensive stud-shooter cannon.
-TIE Advanced Fighter features 2 stud shooters and an opening minifigure cockpit.
-Weapons include Darth Vader’s red lightsaber, the Imperial Transport Pilot’s blaster pistol and the Royal Guards’ Force pikes.
-Darth Vader’s Castle Star Wars building set measures over 16” (41cm) high, 11” (28cm) wide and 9” (23cm) deep.
-TIE Advanced Fighter measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 3” (9cm) long.

The 1060 piece set will retail for $129.99 and will be available exclusively at Amazon.com for the 2018 Holidays; Pre-Order October 4.

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Mondo Announces Masters of The Universe: He-Man 1/6 Scale Figure

By the Power of Grayskull, you too can have the Power! Mondo is proud to bring you the first in our Masters of The Universe 1/6 Scale Figure line – He-Man!

He-Man 1/6 Scale Figure features over 30 points of articulation, including power sword, battle axe, sheath, shield, short sword, hand blaster, rifle blaster, Burbie mini figure with stand, six different interchangeable hands, and fabric costume elements. The figure also comes with a regular and vintage portrait. This is the most powerful figure you will ever find, from here to Eternia!

The Mondo Exclusive features an alternative Skeletor portrait inspired by art in the vintage mini comics for use with the Skeletor 1/6 Scale Figure – coming soon! The Exclusive version is a timed edition and will be available until October 23.

Both versions of the He-Man 1/6 Scale Figure are available now for pre-order!

He-Man 1/6 Scale Figure. Approx. 12” in height, Material: PVC, ABS. Over 30 points of articulation. Artists: Ramirez Studios, Dave Rapoza, Joe Allard, Jason Wires Productions, Darren Henke. Expected to Ship in 1st Quarter of 2019. $160 

He-Man 1/6 Scale Figure (Mondo Exclusive). Features an alternative Skeletor portrait inspired by art in the vintage mini comics. Approx. 12” in height, Material: PVC, ABS. Over 30 points of articulation. Artists: Ramirez Studios, Dave Rapoza, Joe Allard, Jason Wires Productions, Darren Henke. Expected to Ship in 1st Quarter of 2019. Timed Edition – Available until Oct. 23. $165 

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LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine

Celebrate green energy innovation with the LEGO Creator Expert 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine. Developed in partnership with Vestas, this detailed, motorized LEGO model captures the elegance and graceful movement of a traditional wind turbine and features a new-for-January 2019 spruce tree, manufactured from sustainably sourced plant-based plastic. 

At approximately 39” (1m) high, the structure towers above a wooded hill and a house with furnished patio, mailbox, flowers and a white picket fence. Turn the nacelle left or right and switch on the included Power Functions motor to rotate the adjustable wind turbine blades and illuminate the cottage’s porch light. This collectible model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and makes a great display piece for the home or office. 

This big LEGO set also includes a Vestas service vehicle and 3 minifigures: 2 Vestas service technicians kitted out with safety helmets and a woman, plus a dog figure.

 

– Includes 3 minifigures: a woman and 2 Vestas service technicians with v-printed torsos, plus a dog figure.
– Includes a LEGO Power Functions medium motor, battery box and 2 new-for-January-2018 19.6” (50cm) extension wires.
– This LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine set also features adjustable wind turbine blades, detailed tower, movable nacelle with aircraft warning lights, Vestas service vehicle, trees, greenery and a house with garden, flowers, picket fence and a patio with 2 chairs, table and a parasol.
– Turn the nacelle left or right and switch on the included Power Functions motor to activate the adjustable wind turbine blades and working porch light.
– Celebrate renewable energy technology with this buildable science toy.
– Open the service vehicle doors and slide out the retractable tool compartment.
– Includes a new-for-January-2019 spruce tree; manufactured from sustainably sourced plant-based plastic.
– Accessory elements include 2 safety helmets, tools and 2 envelopes.
– This set includes over 800 pieces and is suitable for ages 12+.
– Measures approximately 39” (100 cm) high, 24” (62cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com on November 23, 2018 for $199.99.

  

Bring Home Justice League Animated Series Figures On Batman Day

Straight from the screen to your shelves, DC Collectibles is gearing up to release an all-new 6-inch action figure line based on the acclaimed Justice League animated series that aired from 2001-2004. The new figures will be available exclusively for DC Universe members and can be purchased starting Batman Day, September 15, timed to the launch of the DC Universe subscription service.

The new line is an expansion of DC Collectibles’ bestselling animated action figure collection which also includes figures based on popular DC animated shows Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series.

On September 15, DC Universe members can watch the entire Justice League animated series and then head over to the “Shop” tab on the DC Universe app to purchase Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and more of their favorite characters from the show in 3D form. Here is the official release schedule:

– Batman, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl will be available to purchase at launch and ship in September

– Aquaman and Wonder Woman will be available to pre-order at launch, to ship in October

– The Flash and Superman will be available to pre-order at launch, to ship in November

All figures are priced at $28.00 each. For a limited time only, members who purchase all eight characters will receive the whole set in November at a discounted price of $194.00. This promotion will end on November 30, 2018.

Pre-order the service at www.dcuniverse.com for the chance to get your hands on these figures!

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LEGO Star Wars Betrayal At Cloud City (75222) Officially Announced

Visit Bespin’s amazing metropolis in the sky—Cloud City!

Relive a world of unforgettable moments from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back or add your own fun twists to the story with this LEGO Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City set. 

The amazingly detailed set is divided into 4 sections, each depicting scenes from the classic movie. There’s a landing platform complete with Boba Fett’s Slave I ship, a detailed promenade, a dining room with seating for 5 minifigures, a garbage processing room with incinerator, and a sensor balcony for epic Luke vs. Vader Lightsaber duels. There’s also a carbon freeze chamber with a function to ‘freeze’ Han in carbonite, an interrogation chamber and prison cell, a secondary landing platform for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car, and so much more. Add an astonishing 18 LEGO minifigures plus 2 droids to the mix, and you have a set that Star Wars and LEGO fans of any age would be proud to add to their collection.

The 2,812 piece set will be available for LEGO VIP members starting on September 13 and to the general public on October 1. The suggested retail price is $349.99.

– Includes 18 minifigures: Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in Bespin outfits, Chewbacca, C-3PO, Lando Calrissian, Lobot, 2 Cloud City Guards, 2 Cloud Car Pilots, Leia and Han in Hoth outfits, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, 2 Stormtroopers and an Ugnaught, plus R2-D2 and an IG-88 droid.

– Section 1 features a landing platform with a sliding entrance door and Boba Fett’s Slave I ship with an opening minifigure cockpit, movable wings and space underneath to store the Han in carbonite element.

– Section 2 features a dining room with a table, seats for 5 minifigures and a decorative Cloud City micro build; lounge with a transparent sculpture and 2 chairs; garbage processing room with an incinerator, conveyor belt and a deactivated IG-class droid; and a promenade with tree sculpture, mural relief and opening doorways leading to other parts of the model.

– Section 3 features a sensor balcony with railing and swing-out function, plus a maintenance cabin with opening round window for epic Lightsaber duels, plus a carbon freeze chamber with lever-activated ‘freeze’ function.

– Section 4 features a dark-red corridor leading to the interrogation chamber with a turning interrogation chair, plus a prison cell, hangar with a secret trapdoor and tool & weapon rack, and space for the Twin-Pod Cloud Car with opening minifigure cockpits and 2 stud shooters.

– New minifigure details include Leia’s red dress, Han’s Corellian blood stripe, Luke’s dark-tan Dagobah outfit, the Ugnaught’s head decoration and the cloud car pilots.

– Weapons include Han’s blaster pistol, Chewbacca’s bowcaster, Luke’s Lightsaber, Vader’s Lightsaber, Boba Fett’s blaster rifle, IG-88’s blaster rifle, 5 blaster pistols and 4 blasters.

– Accessory elements include a wrench, handcuffs and Lobot’s cybernetic band.

– Stage air-to-air battles between Boba Fett’s Slave I and the Twin-Pod Cloud Car.

– Pull the carbon freeze chamber lever to pretend freeze Han in carbonite!

– Relive unforgettable scenes from the classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back movie.

– This amazing set is part of the LEGO® Star Wars Master Builder Series.

– Cloud City measures over 6” (16cm) high, 22” (58cm) wide and 22” (56cm) deep.

– Slave I measures over 4” (11cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 7” (18cm) wide.

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LEGO Announces 6,000+ Piece Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Set

Make the magic come alive at the LEGO Harry Potter 71043 Hogwarts Castle!

 

This highly detailed LEGO Harry Potter collectible has over 6,000 pieces and offers a rewarding build experience. It comes packed with highlights from the Harry Potter series, where you will discover towers, turrets, chambers, classrooms, creatures, the Whomping Willow and Hagrid ́s hut, plus many more iconic features. And with 4 minifigures, 27 microfigures featuring students, professors and statues, plus 5 Dementors, this advanced building set makes the perfect Harry Potter gift.

– Includes 4 minifigures: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Salazar Slytherin and Rowena Ravenclaw, with a buildable minifigure display stand.

– Also features 27 microfigures: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Albus Dumbledore, Professor Snape, Professor McGonagall, Remus Lupin, Professor Dolores Umbridge, Argus Filch, Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, 3 students from each of the 4 houses, 2 chess pieces and the Architect of Hogwarts statue and 5 Dementors, plus Aragog the spider and the Basilisk figures, and a buildable Hungarian Horntail dragon.

– Features a buildable microscale model of Hogwarts Castle, hut of Hagrid, Whomping Willow tree and 5 boats.

– Hogwarts Castle features the Great Hall with buildable ‘stained glass windows’, house banners, benches, tables, flaming torches and moving staircases; potions classroom with racks of jar elements; Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom with assorted potion jars, gramophone and a closet containing a boggart; Chessboard Chamber with chess piece elements; Room of Requirement with assorted elements, including the Goblet of Fire and the vanishing cabinet; Chamber of Secrets with the Basilisk and Tom Riddle’s Diary; hidden Devils Snare room with vine elements; Gryffindor common room with fireplace and seating; Professor Dolores Umbridge’s office with desk, chair and pink furnishings; library with bookcase and desks; and Professor Dumbledore’s office with theGriffin statue entrance and Memory cabinet.

– Hagrid’s hut features Aragog the spider and buildable pumpkins.

– The Whomping Willow includes the buildable blue Flying Ford Anglia car in its spinning branches.

– Also includes 5 buildable boats.

– Take a seat in the Great Hall and feast with the Hogwarts professors and students!

– Sneak your way into the Chamber of Secrets through the secret entrance and face the Basilisk!

– Attend a Defense Against the Dark Arts class to learn how to protect yourself from dark magic!

– Climb the moving staircase!

– Study for your Ordinary Wizarding Level exams in the library.

– Accessory elements include the Sword of Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff ́s cup, wands, potions, house banners, flames, a cauldron and 2 magnifying glasses.

– Microfigure accessories include 2 chess statues and the Architect of Hogwarts statue.

– Hogwarts Castle measures over 22” (58cm) high, 27” (69cm) wide and 16” (43cm) deep.

The 6,020 piece set will be released on September 1, 2018 and retail for $399.99.

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Stranger Things 2 Ghostbusters Costume 4 Pack Figure Set – Summer Convention Exclusive 2018

McFarlane Toys has released details for the Stranger Things Season 2 – Ghostbusters Costume 4-Pack. This set includes Mike Wheeler, Will Byers, Lucas Sinclair, and Dustin Henderson in their Ghostbusters Halloween Costumes. 

The set is priced at $69.99 and is a GameStop Exclusive. It is scheduled for release on October 15th. You can pre-order it HERE.

Mike, Will, Lucas, and Dustin return in season 2 of the Netflix hit series, Stranger Things with a bang. One gloomy Halloween night in Hawkins, Indiana, Mike, Will, Lucas, and Dustin decide to dress up as their favorite characters from the iconic movie but little do they know that Halloween will never be the same again. The Ghostbuster Deluxe Box features the 4 fan-favorite characters in the iconic Ghostbuster jumpsuits that were made so popular in the 1984 hit movie, Ghostbusters.

– Spectacular likeness of fan favorite characters Mike, Lucas, Will, and Dustin sculpted directly from assets created by Netflix and Sony
– 14+ points of detailed articulation for optimal play-action
– Dustin includes the iconic Ghost Trap with Dart and Proton Pack
– Will includes detailed TMP Video Camera, iconic Proton Pack and jumpsuit
– Lucas includes iconic Proton Pack and jumpsuit
– Mike includes iconic Proton Pack and jumpsuit
– All Proton Packs are removable
– Figures showcased in stylized Stranger Things and Ghostbusters deluxe box packaging
– Features authentic hyper-realistic paint decoration of the iconic jumpsuits worn by the original Ghostbuster cast.

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Marvel Studios 10 Chrome Funko Pop Figures

To celebrate 10 amazing years of Marvel Studios films, Funko has created a series of ten gold chrome Marvel Pop! figures to commemorate
the first decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With so many memorable and iconic heroes, villains, and personalities in the MCU, Funko chose a select group of their favorite characters to re-issue in a spectacular gold chrome format.

Figures coming throughout the year!

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